Second Straight Year College GameDay Visits Baylor

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Second Straight Year College GameDay Visits Baylor

After making its first-ever trip to Waco in 2014, ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest running and most celebrated pregame show – will be live from the banks of the Brazos River and Baylor University for the second straight year on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Emmy Award-winning show – 9 a.m.-noon on ESPN – will discuss the Saturday Night Football on ABC presented by Wells Fargo tilt featuring No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 4 Baylor at 8 p.m., as well as the rest of college football.

H­ost Rece Davis – in his first season at the College GameDay desk –  is joined by analysts Kirk HerbstreitLee CorsoDesmond Howard and David Pollack, as well as contributors Samantha PonderTom RinaldiGeorge Whitfield and Gene Wojciechowski. Herbstreit will be on the call of the game with Chris Fowler and reporter Heather Cox.

College Football Live will originate from the College GameDay set Friday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. on ESPN with Ponder, Howard and Pollack at the desk.

College GameDay Fun Facts:

  • This year, Corso is 3-7 in headgear picks, his worst record through 10 weeks since 2002.
  • He has never picked Baylor – and if he goes with the Bears – it will be the 54th different mascot head Corso has donned.
  • GameDay has yet to originate from the site of the No. 1 ranked team in the country this year. It’s the first time since the show has traveled each week that we have not seen the No. 1 team in the country in the first eleven weeks of the season. (In 1999 it had not been to the site of No. 1 thru 11 weeks, but there two weeks the show did not travel).
  • This is the 30th time GameDay has been to the site of an Oklahoma game. The Sooners are 20-9 in the previous 29.
  • Corso is 10-4 when picking OU and 4-9 when he picks against the Sooners.


Rachel Margolis Siegal

A part of the Internal Communications team at ESPN, I began with the network in 2010 as part of the College Sports PR team. Always an avid sports fan and not an athlete – I grew up a huge fan of the Hartford Whalers, while also watching my brother compete at different levels. I became the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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